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Archive | Art & Graphic Design
September 16, 2011
September 15, 2011
A remembrance that we will never forget. Learning from the best. Shooting the brightest. Building robots. The return of Photobomb brings all this to you and more!
September 14, 2011
Everyone can learn from studying the ways successful designers solve problems. An informal study of more than a hundred leading designers in various fields observed four key behaviors that seemed to be of second nature.
These deep-rooted habits were linked to a designer’s skill for bringing original ideas to life as innovative visual ideas. The four most important acts successful designers do to achieve significant breakthroughs are…
September 13, 2011
Today we bring you two great sites all about the design of gift certificates! First, get your brain juices flowing with 40 amazing gift card design ideas and then when you are finished you can design your own or start off with one of the MANY FREE templates at the Gift Certificate Factory! They have a variety of free gift certificate templates that are editable right on the site. You just personalize them and then download the new image and then you can send it our way to print with us!
September 9, 2011
This is a great suggestion from Rachelle Harding because in just 16 weeks, the holidays of December will be upon us. When your business sends out holiday greeting cards to clients and maybe even prospects, it helps create a little bit of a relationship.
It helps differentiate your company from those that ignore the holidays. And companies of every size need a competitive edge to survive in these challenging economic times.
September 9, 2011
Free learning, free icons, free poster making tools, free actions and more free fonts than you have fingers! It’s Free Fridays baby!
September 8, 2011
Colors add interest to everything we see. And, when used strategically, color can be an essential component in the design of a logo and the success of a brand. That’s why so many factors must be taken into consideration when selecting the colors for a logo or a brand.
September 7, 2011
Wanna make your flyers attract attention? Woudja like to make ‘em capture the target you’re aiming for? Take a few minutes to learn how to make a flyer that works hard. Here are some techniques that you can employ immediately.
Many designers are getting caught up in the resurgence of this form of printing. Often, the style of letterpress is adopted by digital designers and reproduced via state of the art lithography for a mass audience. For those who are enthusiasts and for those who simply wish to gain an introductory knowledge of this art form, we announce these upcoming opportunities to learn and grow.
Designers are such multi-talented and versatile people. In fact, it’s not too surprising that their gifts cannot be contained in a single creative outlet. Thus, the inspiration for this periodically recurring blog post: “Beyond Design.” It allows us to shine the spotlight on an individual who excels in more than one line of work. So please allow us to introduce Elaine Golub Weber – a graphic designer who also designs and makes purses and tote bags.
For the funnest Free Friday we’ve had, we are presenting the site, Patterns for Colouring. that will make you feel like a kid again while keeping your creative skills sharp. Over 200 FREE patterns and design pages for you to color! Break out those crayons, sharpen them up in the little hole on the side of the box and stay in between the lines, like your mama taught you!
August 31, 2011
Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best—the Top 10 Websites for Designers.
August 30, 2011
Back in the day, a menu was an integral part of the dining experience. After being led to your table, your maître d’ would proudly present you with a carefully designed culinary guide. At the pinnacle of their day, menus became treasured keepsakes and are a subject of many passionate collectors.
August 26, 2011
Another installment in our continuing series on designers who have made a lasting impression the graphic design industry…. Matthew Carter.
August 26, 2011
A business card may very well be the most important marketing tool you’ll ever use to promote your company and yourself.
Business cards are used in a wide variety of ways to inform people about you and your organization. Chances are your business card may serve as artwork for a small publication’s "business card ad" pages. Prospects and customers need them so they can have your contact information. You’ll include them in letters and in the sales materials you leave with prospects.
It seems ironic that a document that is only 3½” x 2” has to “wear a lot of hats.” Here are some tips to consider when you design your business card. (Or have a professional design it for you.)